The Sessions
  • Directors(s)

    Ben Lewin

  • Production Year

    2013

  • Release date

    18/01/2013

  • Genre(s)

    Comedy, Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    95m

  • Cast

    Helen Hunt, John Hawkes

Film

The Sessions

Contains strong sex and sex references
  • Directors(s)

    Ben Lewin

  • Production Year

    2013

  • Release date

    18/01/2013

  • Genre(s)

    Comedy, Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    95m

  • Cast

    Helen Hunt, John Hawkes

THE SESSIONS is a US drama based on the real-life story of poet and journalist Mark O'Brien, who was severely physically disabled after contracting polio during childhood. The film focuses on a period in his adult life in which he hired a sex therapist called Cheryl to assist him in losing his virginity and experiencing sexual relations.

Sex

The focus of the film is the series of sex therapy sessions that take place between Mark and Cheryl. There are some strong verbal references to sexual activities, but they are generally clinical and matter-of-fact rather than crude or titillatory. Scenes of sexual activity feature nudity and sight of the pair in sexual positions, but there is no explicit detail and the focus is on the difficulties caused by Mark's disabilities and on the caring manner in which Cheryl seeks to overcome these obstacles.

There is also a single use of strong language ('f**k'), as well as some milder bad language.

  • Classified date

    19/09/2012

  • BBFC reference

    AFF294142

  • Language

    English